Past Quotes

Bertrand russell - it is because modern education is so seldom...
There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present.
Lillian Eichler Watson
The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Charles R. Swindoll
John steinbeck, the winter of our discontent - most people live ninety percent in the past,...
Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present and keep the promise to posterity.
Harold J. Seymore
The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benedictions.
William Wordsworth
The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.
Sam Ervin
The past is but the past of a beginning.
H. G. Wells
Geschichte ist... ein Dialog zwischen Gegenwart und Vergangenheit. re - Transl.: History is... a dialogue between the present and the past.
Edward Hallet Carr, Was ist Geschichte?, S. 54
It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
Elizabeth II
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling; The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.
George Du Maurie
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Sidney J. Harris
Past and to come seem best things present worst.
Mary Bertone
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Dag hammarskjold, newpaper quote of the day - do not look back. and do not dream about the...
Women with pasts interest men... they hope history will repeat itself.
Mae West
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana
Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.
Sir William Osle
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Ronald Reagan
If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.
John Milton
The Past Our cradle, not our prison there is danger as well as appeal in its glamor. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repitition.
Israel Zangwill
God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
Samuel Butle
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The past is the tomorrow that got away.
Leonard L. Levinson
Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past.
Real Live Preacher, weblog, 04 - 29 - 04
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
Demosthenes, First Olynthiac
It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past...
Mikhail Gorbachev, (1988)
Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.
Dan McKinnon
It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past.
George Steine
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Denis Watley
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.
Carl Sandburg, Cornhuskers (1918) "Prairie".
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf
Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope